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Dried figs: exports to hit 60,000 mt this season

October 13, 2020 1:00 PM, Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN. Figs are cultivated on an area spanning around 37,300 ha in Aydin. Most fruits harvested here are dried. Turkey's dried fig production ranged at 90,000 mt in 2019. This year's production is estimated...

...lower at 85,000 mt. Issue is that climatic conditions have prompted a decline in yields as Birol Celebi, Chairman of the Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters' Association, explained in an interview with Anadolu Agency (AA). He is of the opinion that export prices for dried figs should range at USD 7.00-8.00/kg. He also reckons that exports will decline to 60,000 mt this season, as opposed to the 70,000 mt shipped overseas last season.

Turkey shipped 3,067 mt of dried figs and dried fig products overseas last week, a 15% rise over this time last year. Since the export season

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